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5 Ways Bicycling Helps Your World

We should all be cycling Cultures all over the world choose bicycles instead of cars as their main form of transportation. Concerns over the environment as well as personal health are making this a more popular choice in the United States as well. Cyclists, such as Robert Corsini strongly feel that riding your bicycle not […]

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Johanna Wald

Johanna Wald’s Cycling Story. Cycling at 57

I love stories of how cycling has impacted the life of older people From time to time I get contacts from my readers that tell me about how taking up cycling has impacted the lives of people. I’ve included some of these stories in my newsletters in the past, including the stories of Harris Hickman […]

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Is Your Rear Cassette a Bit of a Mystery?

Learn how your rear cassette works. Because it’s important to know the basics If you’re a beginner to road cycling you may be wondering about how some of the components on your bike work. Like the rear cassette. The rear cassette is that bunch of gears that sits on the hub of your rear wheel […]

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Winter is Coming. Get on Your Bike!

Preparing Your Cycling Routine for Winter Guest post by Robert Stracken, (for details see below). With quieter roads and challenging weather conditions not far off the horizon, the idea of biking in winter is many a cyclists’ paradise. From testing new cycling accessories to biking on different terrains, there’s a lot to look forward to this […]

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Brilliant Cycling Video About Lance Armstrong. Must Watch.

If you’re interested in the story of Lance Armstrong and cheating, watch this cycling video I’ve always been fascinated by the story of Lance Armstrong. Like many cycling fans I’ve watched in the Tour and followed the controversy. It’s not quite about cycling for the older person, but it’s such a fascinating cycling video that […]

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Are You Losing Muscle Mass As You Get Older?

There’s issues for your body as you age, like muscle mass, bone density and more As you get older your body doesn’t treat you kindly. As you age your body starts to lose stuff. Like bone density and muscles. (And good eyesight, tell me about it!) You know the saying, use it or lose it. […]

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What Is An Echelon And How Does It Work?

If it’s windy you need to know what an echelon is If you’re a fan of pro-cycling and watch it on the television then you’ll be familiar with an echelon. The commentators will refer to it and you’ll see it on the screen. So let’s look at what an echelon is in cycling and why […]

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How To Take Tight Steep Corners When Ascending

Because there’s techniques involved in ascending, just like descending I’ve recently published a newsletter about descending, and specifically how to take corners when descending. It’s 7 tips for safe and effective cornering. Because a lot of people, particularly beginner road cyclists, find descending and particularly taking corners while descending fast to be quite an issue. […]

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